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an update from julie rovner of npr. from the island of mindanao in the philippines, fred de sam lazaro profiles a group of peacekeepers struggling to maintain a fragile cease-fire between government and rebel forces. itn's john sparks reports on police officers in china, and their accusations of widespread corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: the election commission in egypt confirmed today the new constitution won nearly 64% of the vote in a referendum. the panel also reported turnout was just a third of the country's 52 million registered voters. president mohammed morsi and his muslim brotherhood backed the draft constitution. opponents warned it paves the way for islamic rule and curbs on civil liberties. the six persian gulf arab nations demanded an end to what they called iranian interference. they issued a statement today at the end of the gulf cooperation council's annual summit. the statemen
, you may recall in june and july aecosm and their team presented two alternative concept and we reviews them with the commission and a variety of stake holders holders and ae come came together and developed a hybrid version of a draft planning for the entire 8pm acre park and the next slides illustrate the slide zones for the multipulse green and a park and plaza space and three is what we are call the building one 09 court area and four are the maritime garnishes and five is the shore line areas and basically crane copark is bound by -- east of ill annoy street and the orange areas are future parcels as identified by the pier 70 master plan if so this is an illustration looking at 19th street at the entrance to the park with the large green area to the left and there is a little key on the bottom right that shows where that view is from this shows how simply four can be adaptively reused as a park area and rehabilitation of the cranes and access into the park from ill know street this shows area three building one 094 courts and so this is just north of leasehold and the sip way four
't happen. senate so there's nothing for the house to vote on. as i pointed out july 25th. democratic bill is, quote, a revenue measure that didn't originate in the house so it's got no chance whatsoever of that's what i said july 25th. the only reason we ever allowed that vote on that proposal is i said at that time, we knew it didn't pass constitutional muster. and if democrats were really serious, they had proceed to a revenue bill that originated in the house as the constitution requires, and as i called on them to do again last week. to repeat, the so-called senate bill is nothing more than a glorified sense of the senate resolution. let's put that talking point aside. last night i told the president we'd be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here and, as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. that having been sai
level since late july, remember when volatility is up, it usually means the market is down. for five months the vix has traded below its two decade historical average of 20. longest such streak in more than five years. but over the last month, it has rallied about 23%. but ending down for the day. shibani: a lot of uncertainty in today's markets. with the markets bouncing back and bouncinn around surrounding fiscal cliff talks and the clouds overhead, wouldn't it be nice to take a vacation, even better, one that's priced well, a bargain. coming up travelocity senior editor lets us in on deals for new year's eve and what's going to be hot for 2013. looking forward to that. david: we just found out we will probably be working on new year's eve and so are the people in the white house. the president is back there, trading the heat of the sun in hawaii going to the heat in washington. steve forbes will be coming up later in the hour. shibani: we will tell you what drove the markets today with today's data down load. stocks gaining momentum in the last hour of trading crawling back from t
and is reported favorably by the senate judiciary committee last july. i hope senators will support it. i'm leave pleased that senatorse joined me as cosponsors of this amendment. i call on all senators who talk about accountability and oversight to join with us to adopt this better approach to ensuring our security and our privacy. in june, after the senate intelligence committee originated the senate bill to reauthorize and extend fisa, senator grassley and i asked for a sequential referral, one that would allow the judiciary committee to consider and improve this important legislation, which under the rules we could. the bill that was approved by the intelligence committee provided for a general and really unfettered extension of the expired provisions until june 2017. i hope that we could approve that and we did. i worked with the distinguished chair of the senate intelligence committee to craft a compromise to assure the extension until 2015 you go also add some -- but also add some accountability in the overite oversight provision. i appreciated the senator from california's help and strong
montana lassoed july eisenhower with his permission. in the afternoon of inauguration day backend 1829, there was a sort of stampede on the white house. they had a big party at the people trampled the place, trampled the white house with their muddy boots and the wrecked the curtains and the carpeting and finally the fiasco ended when assembly of the brilliant idea of putting a large tub of whiskey out on the white house lawn slowly but surely every left 1953 there's the kennedys and 61, george and laura bush, bartok and michelle obama and planned inaugurations are also a big part of inauguration day. it's not really the inauguration day that they are a part of the history. you can't deny this and many of us even remember 49 years ago next year will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of john f. kennedy followed by lyndon johnson being sworn in aboard air force one in dallas. he was sworn in by federal district judge sarah hughes, the only woman to ever swear in a president. here is a gerald r. ford being sworn in in the white house in 1974 after richard nixon resigned in disg
. >>> here it was on its final mission in july of last year. watch. >> all three engines up and burning. 2, 1, 0, and lift off. the final lift off of atlantis on the shoulders of the space shuttle. >> now the retired space shuttle will still be in the air, but not as high. elevated off the ground in its permanent home at kennedy space center. the new museum is set to open, but we're getting a sneak preview from john zarrella. john, i can tell by the hard hat and vest that it's still being bui built. a lot of work to be done. >> reporter: yeah, victor, this is an active construction site we're at. this is the museum facility. 90,000 square feet, $100 million project. when atlantis was towed over here, one of the walls was left off to get the vehicle in. . so everybody is asking, where's atlantis? let's take a look. that's it. in shrink wrap. 16,000 square feet of shrink wrap has been used to protect it it from debris that might fall as they are literally building this entire facility around the shuttle atlantis. and i've got the director of development here with me. i wanted to ask you. you ha
streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> we learned late this afternoon an indian woman who was brutally gang-raped and then thrown from a moving bus has died. three days after the attack, the 23-year-old woman was moved to a hospital in singapore in critical condition. six men on a new delhi bus raped and assaulted her for an hour and also beat a man that she was with. the horrific ordeal has galvanized indians there and here in the bay area. this is a vigil this afternoon. indian women have complained of regular harassment and sexual assaults. and protestors say it is time the indian government and indian society stop tolerating violence against women. >>> chicago just hit a grim milestone. 500 murders this year. hours after police announced they were one homicide away from the 500 mark a man was shot in the head outside a convenience store. but this is not the first time the city reached this number. back this 2008, there were 513 killings in chicago. >>> for the second time this month, a new york commuter has been pushed to his death fr
in mexico. she adjacent got married in july. >> a woman was hit and killed by her own truck. the 60-year-old died yesterday on wilbur avenue. she had been working underneath a large truck, police say at some point her truck slipped in to gear and rolled her or pinning her underneath. firefighters say she was eventually pulled out but died at the scene. >> today is the last day drivers can park for free in oakland. the city has been offering free parking every saturday since thanksgiving. the goal was to boost the city's small businesses by letting shoppers park for free. there will be no charge to park at all city run meter spaces in four city owned garages. driver also get free parking for two hours. >>> and the first sunday of the new year marked a new era in san francisco. no more free parking there. all meters in the city will be enforce from noon until six. the city said paid parking is necessary because commercial districts are now just as busy on sundays as on saturdays. meters in tourist areas already charge seven days a week. >> tonight the wariers play their final game of the
. >> julie seger on c-span on verizon. c-span has been brought to you by your television provider as a public service. >> next, it is a global look at the economy with a speech by greek economist. among his many books, the economics professor recently minotaur" andobal natar we will show you as much as we can before the house gavels in at 2:00 p.m. eastern. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, france, -- friends, this is a singular honor to be a guest in this temple of civic life. thanks to all the good people for making this possible, to my publisher, the staff that are manning the barricades outside. my novel is debt crisis and the future of the world economy. i will be arguing that there is no such thing as a debt crisis. there is no debt crisis in the united states of america and europe, and there is no such thing as the debt crisis in my own country, which is nevertheless being consumed by debt. you know the joke about balloonist. the balloon has been blown off isrse, and at some point they no such thing as a debt crisis. manage to gain control of the balloon and lower it above a farm. th
what was going to happen because this hasn't been discussed in july. but obviously, this is a very momentous meeting. they walked in, said don and lincoln reaches over and announces that he just got a wonderful ship it in the mail that he wants to share with them. and it's a book of humorous short stories by a comic writer and he insists on reading one of them allowed. really from our case today, humor, dialect humor about a guy who has a traveling? figure museum and he goes into utica, new york and some group they are mistakes his actual betrayer of christ, smashes his? figure, really story. when he gets to the end, he roars with laughter. some and compared his last to a horse. and according to one account, dead silence from the cabinet. nobody laughed. and he said, why don't you laugh? hereunder as much much pressure as i am and if i didn't laugh, i would die. some of his stories were long shaggy dog stories. many of them i cannot repeat on c-span. but he had some one-liners as well. it is the two-faced politician and he said if i had two faces, what i wait this one? his humor wa
. sweltering heat baked the nation this summer. march and july set u.s. records as the hottest of all time. number seven, western wildfire. >> oh, my god. there's smoke in the air. >> a heat wave helped fuel a string of wildfires that charred the west. colorado experienced two of the state's largest and most destructive wildfires ever. number six, the derecho in june. >> it began in iowa, moved through illinois, indiana, ohio and moved into washington, d.c. it's just a fast-moving, longlasting violent thunderstorm complex. >> after charging 800 miles, 22 were dead and 5 million were without power. number five, the dallas 22. there's an old myth that tornadoes don't hit big cities. >> it was so scary. remind you of "the wizard of oz" when the tornado hit and everything going around and around. >> caused nearly $1 billion worth of damage within 24 hours. number four, deadliest tornadoes. >> take it away from us, lord. >> tornadoes took up three slots in our top ten countdown. but this was the deadliest. march 2nd and 3rd, 70 confirmed tornadoes killed 7 people in the northwest. hurricane isa
"under god" were added to the pledge of allegiance, dwight eisenhower proclaimed the fourth of july a national day of prayer. on that day, eisenhower fished in the morning, golfed in the afternoon, and played ridge in the evening. -- bridge in the evening. perhaps there were prayers in the us activities. -- these activities. this was not his first foray into the ground between religion and american politics. three days before christmas in 1952, president-elect ike made a speech in which he said, quo"our form of government haso sense unless it is founded in the deeply fought religious space, and i do not care what it is your cu." he received much ridicule for the last part of his statement. for expressing indifference to the religion. it is the first part of the statement that deserves continuing attention. certainly, many americans, perhaps a majority of them, agree that democracy, at least our democracy, which is based on the belief in natural rights presupposes a religious faith. people who believe this, as eisenhower did, the declaration of independence, and the proposition tha
and outs of capitol hill. >> julie watches c-span on verizon. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service if by your television provider. >> "washington journal" continues. host: lawrence yun is the chief economist and senior vice president for the national association of realtors. how would you assess the housing markets today? guest: thanks for inviting me, peter. housing market has turned for the better in 2012. the home sales overall look to be about 10% better this year versus last. home prices on average are up about 5%. in some parts of the country, it's up better than 20%. you are seeing places like las vegas and miami where it's about a 10% gain. there's local market variation, but overall the housing market is recovering. host: if the u.s. government and american taxpayers go over the so called "fiscal cliff" what do you foresee for? the for? guest: the fiscal cliff is going to shave off about 4% of gdp, so that the national economic growth. currently is growing about 2%. you can do very simple mathematics. and we are back in a recessi
and fierce winds. the unrelenting heat also proved deadly in the mid-atlantic and midwest states after july storms killed at least 22 people across the area. it also knocked out power, leaving millions sweltering. heat-related deaths climbed the to at least 20 in the chicago area. the by easy was not spared this year. hurricane isaac making landfall near new orleans on the eve of the 7th anniversary of hurricane katrina. isaac made landfall as category 1 hurricane. the slow moving storm drenched coastal areas. here is one of the hardest hit areas, plaquemines parish. it moved slowly inland inundating communities in arkansas as it passed. eerie skies over phoenix as a massive dust storm called a haboob blows in. winds 40 miles an hour bringing dust and sand from the desert. 2012 also saw the birth of a superstorm, a devastating hurricane that collided with a powerful cold system from canada that slammed the northeast. sandy made landfall in south jersey late october, flooding beach communities, submerging highways and washing iconic boardwalks into the observing shun. new york city's downtow
as a public service by your television provider. -- julie watches c-span on verizon. washington journal continues. host: joining us on indianapolis is doug wissing, author of "funding and the enemy." we are talking about afghanistan and the end game. first, the title of your book that you wrote this year, how u.s. taxpayers bankrolled the taliban, remind us of what you were right thing? -- were writing. guest: i am sorry. i'm getting feedback in my earphone. if you could come off my audio, thank you. when i was imbedded with u.s. soldiers in afghanistan, i began to realize that the soldiers were trying to explain to me that there was a toxics system that was connecting distracted american officials, -- i'm sorry, i'm back to getting this in my ear phone. host: we will see if they can fix it. if you can try to continue, we will try to fix it. guest: there was a toxic network, hearing myself twice simply does not work. there was a toxic network that was connecting distracted american officials, u.s. corporations, military- industrial and development and industrial complex corporations, co
including the latest crash involving a bullet train which killed 40 people. remember that? july. patti ann: well, anxiety is rising over big tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in on january 1st. a growing number of lawmakers saying they are skeptical that a deal can be reached in five days to avoid the fiscal cliff, especially with the main sticking point coming down to whether to increase taxes for top earners next year among many other things. byron york, now, of "the washington examiner" joins us to talk about this. good morning, byron. >> good morning, patti ann. patti ann: so we're going to show a full scream of what would happen if -- full screen of what would happen if we go off that fiscal cliff. but you got democrats, including congressman john yarmouth of kentucky, saying, look, we may go off that cliff on january 1st, but we would creak it very quickly -- correct it very quickly thereafter, so do you believe that's the democratic plan? enter yes, and it's a republican nightmare. republicans have been reached no deal's reached, barack obama and democrats immediately propose
that this past july. beautiful experience. >> juliet: and what is your next climb going to be, young man? >> the next climb is january 12 to the 17. we're going up to mount washington to do ice climbing. >> kelly: oh, wow. >> juliet: i have to ask you, we sit here and we complain over our lives sometimes when we have everything and we are able-bodies, we've got our legs. what is it about you that makes you able to be so strong and have such a -- so brave and so positive? >> you know, i believe that i could have handled the situation either way. i could be absolutely miserable or i could be positive and try to help. just like i said before, i was given that second chance and it's kept me positive and all i want to do is be able to help out these families. >> kelly: keith, god bless you and thank you for your service to this country. >> juliet: yes, thank you. >> kelly: you make us all very proud and to donate no the special warriors foundation, go to what we're going to show you righto to our web site. you are a remarkable man. god bless you. >> juliet: let us know how it all goes. >> abs
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